Boko Haram Victims Test Positive for HIV / AIDS

Five residents from the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Maiduguri have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Ismaila Watila, leader of non-governmental organisation Business and Professional Women, revealed the data yesterday and said that although the number represents only about 0.5 per cent of the 1,000 people screened, a dangerous trend has still been identified.

According to Watila, the aim of the screening was to determine the health status of the victims and prevent the spread of disease between them. He added that all affected IDPs have been counselled and have been referred for treatment.

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